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Old 11-24-2005, 11:29 PM   #1
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What kind of suspension? no coil-overs.

What do you guys prefer suspension set up wise, and why? And I will tell you right now, I will not get coil-overs, too expensive.

What I need is something that:
-is about 800 or less
-drops the front no more than 1-1.5 inches.

right now, I think I will get the Sachs suspension set up from understeer.com, but not sure.
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Old 11-25-2005, 12:20 AM   #2
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I got a Dinan stage 1 done over the summer, lowered it about 1-1.5 inches and got koni adjustables with it and I love it, however, thats probably out of the price range. I might suggest looking into a set of H&R sport springs which should lower it about that much and then some sporty bilstiens I don't know exact prices or which Bilstiens i would suggest but i'm sure that plenty of members with them can give a better suggestion.
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Old 11-25-2005, 01:13 PM   #3
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i have heard of that set-up a lot, what advantages does it have over the sachs?
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Old 11-25-2005, 04:24 PM   #4
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i have the koni shocks with h&r sports, they're great! (the pic in my sig doesn't has my stock susp. btw, i don't have pics of my car lowered yet sorry)
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Old 11-25-2005, 04:26 PM   #5
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i could not tell you, i am not familiar with the sachs setup, and I have not driven on the Bilstiens, But with the bilstiens you should be able to get some sportier damping and the lower springs should also help with cornering an making the car look even more awsome, i know someone on here should be able to give you better info than what i have provided.
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Old 11-26-2005, 02:01 AM   #6
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I just ask cause the sachs suspension has a minimal drop, for $700. but the only person I know with it is Jrhaile.
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Old 11-28-2005, 10:46 PM   #7
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i have h&r sport springs with bilstein sport shocks. not sure how much the springs lowered the car because they were on when i bought it but when i put the shocks on it surprisingly raised the front a bit. it looks like the back is lowered a little more than the front. and the nice thing about bilsteins is they have life time warranty. i am not sure the others have that.
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Old 11-29-2005, 03:48 PM   #9
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i have h&r sport springs with bilstein sport shocks. not sure how much the springs lowered the car because they were on when i bought it but when i put the shocks on it surprisingly raised the front a bit. it looks like the back is lowered a little more than the front. and the nice thing about bilsteins is they have life time warranty. i am not sure the others have that.
Hows the ride quality with bilstien? I hear there pretty good quality parts, but nobody has em on their car that i can talk to. And how much were they (in CDN $)?
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ride quality is excellent. i think i paid around $950cdn for them.
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:40 AM   #11
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ride quality is excellent. i think i paid around $950cdn for them.
$950 for just the Bilstien shocks right? Would u reccomend them for my 328i?
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i strongly recommend koni shocks, i have them and they're great! Adjustability is nice so you can make it as stiff as you want for the track or softer for street usage. Here's a pic with koni adjustables and h&r sports



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i strongly recommend koni shocks, i have them and they're great! Adjustability is nice so you can make it as stiff as you want for the track or softer for street usage. Here's a pic with koni adjustables and h&r sports

But can u adjust em without having to take em off the car? When i upgrade my suspension i know im going with H&R Sport Springs, and as for shocks its down to Koni or Bilstien.
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:38 PM   #14
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i really like the bilsteins. however i do wish i spent the extra $$$ and went with adjustable coilovers. i dont know about the quality of the konis. i have heard lots of stories of people blowing konis and i am not sure they have a warranty. remember the bilsteins have life time warranty. to me that is worth something.
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Did u buy the Bilstiens online or from a shop?
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